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I forgot to note:

I am using can bus standalone adapters. They came with my Ram kit so I had to use them (They prevent bulb out warning and flicker) However If you already have a working HID kit without these then we probably do not need them.

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They are the XB Bulbs 4500k, best part about d2s I can run the night breakers which I am thinking about ordering. But the xb bulbs perform very well


2 x Splitter: 9005 Male > 9005/9006 Female - Looks like you will need to order x2

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(QUANTITY: ONE Splitter (Order 2x for a Pair) )

Since they bolt right in there is no need for alignment, I have a pair of new FXRs that I was going to put in my last truck but they are 3" I still would have when this same route. Considering how easy this was. I wish there was a side to side adjustment but that is GM's issue.


Definalty do it when you get a chance its so easy and the reward is worth it, You will have x4 high beams as well. I like the mix of halogen and HID for my highs.


You cant tell the difference between them, It looks like OEM. I thought about doing a red eye mod but I will wait until the weather warms up.
Cool, Thanks, so if i am getting the whole set up starting out fresh, i dont need the Amp to D2S adapters right?

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Cool, Thanks, so if i am getting the whole set up starting out fresh, i dont need the Amp to D2S adapters right?
That is correct you can buy ballasts with the D2S adapters which is the standard.

If you are buying a kit fresh this is what you want:

The Honda Accord Retro-Quick kit is everything you need. I didn't have a relay available when I installed, but mine works without, If I had the option to get one I would just for comfort

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...C47309%2C48188
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That is correct you can buy ballasts with the D2S adapters which is the standard.

If you are buying a kit fresh this is what you want:

The Honda Accord Retro-Quick kit is everything you need. I didn't have a relay available when I installed, but mine works without, If I had the option to get one I would just for comfort

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...C47309%2C48188
Thanks man, what about the can bus standalone adapters, should i get and does Morimotto carry them

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That is correct you can buy ballasts with the D2S adapters which is the standard.

If you are buying a kit fresh this is what you want:

The Honda Accord Retro-Quick kit is everything you need. I didn't have a relay available when I installed, but mine works without, If I had the option to get one I would just for comfort

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...C47309%2C48188
Am i reading that right, the whole kit is only $150 with the optional stuff included? Priced out seperately it comes out to $295!

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Am i reading that right, the whole kit is only $150 with the optional stuff included? Priced out seperately it comes out to $295!
I think you would be ok without the can bus adapters, considering lots of people are running the plug and play kit without any issues. Just the relay harness would be a good idea.

Well the price for all that is about 320.00 the projectors alone are 150.00 for the pair. Its fairly inexpensive if you compare to the labor involved in a more advanced retrofit. Some places will charge 700+ alone for labor. Since you can get away with 300ish it is a steal. If you like premium headlights they are not for everyone.

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Are the high beam splitters necessary, since both high and low beams already fire during high beam usage?(only fogs turn off)
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I think you would be ok without the can bus adapters, considering lots of people are running the plug and play kit without any issues. Just the relay harness would be a good idea.

Well the price for all that is about 320.00 the projectors alone are 150.00 for the pair. Its fairly inexpensive if you compare to the labor involved in a more advanced retrofit. Some places will charge 700+ alone for labor. Since you can get away with 300ish it is a steal. If you like premium headlights they are not for everyone.
Ok, so then I'll add the harness with the relay(s) and I should be good, yes? I have the parts I need in my shopping cart on the Morimoto web site. I need to get the harness for the D2S bulbs correct? Thanks for all of your help with this. This is something I think I could do myself. By the way, nice looking truck!

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I think you would be ok without the can bus adapters, considering lots of people are running the plug and play kit without any issues. Just the relay harness would be a good idea.

Well the price for all that is about 320.00 the projectors alone are 150.00 for the pair. Its fairly inexpensive if you compare to the labor involved in a more advanced retrofit. Some places will charge 700+ alone for labor. Since you can get away with 300ish it is a steal. If you like premium headlights they are not for everyone.
I'll just get the kit, it has everything I need. Seems to be the best bet. Like you said, it pays to have a good set of lights that are done correctly, for $320 you really cant beat that. You haven't had any problems or issues upon delivery or during the time that you had them?

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Argh! I'm doing it! I literally just ordered some new ballasts and bulbs, but it looks like I'll just be eating the cost of the bulbs for now. Next weekend will be a project weekend with a brush guard and fitting these pups in.
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Argh! I'm doing it! I literally just ordered some new ballasts and bulbs, but it looks like I'll just be eating the cost of the bulbs for now. Next weekend will be a project weekend with a brush guard and fitting these pups in.
Suckah!

(my carts full, pending splitter necessity info)
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Suckah!

(my carts full, pending splitter necessity info)

Splitter shouldn't be necessary. Power should still pass through as normal since the truck's computer dictates that.
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Splitter shouldn't be necessary. Power should still pass through as normal since the truck's computer dictates that.
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Argh! I'm doing it! I literally just ordered some new ballasts and bulbs, but it looks like I'll just be eating the cost of the bulbs for now. Next weekend will be a project weekend with a brush guard and fitting these pups in.
Do you think it will be easy removing the stock projectors for this set-up? I haven't thought of doing this before but hey, what the heck right? Let us know how it goes with the removal process, good luck.

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Do you think it will be easy removing the stock projectors for this set-up? I haven't thought of doing this before but hey, what the heck right? Let us know how it goes with the removal process, good luck.
Well, since @nwscoobie says that it will take a little effort to get the OEM projectors out, I imagine the biggest hurdle is working any brackets out while you're pulling the projector out. I've done a retrofit on my prior HHR and if it doesn't involve cracking open the housing then I'm all for it and I know the effort will be worth it. I figure once I get one out, the other will be much easier. Getting the bumper/housings out will probably be the biggest pain.

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Well, since @nwscoobie says that it will take a little effort to get the OEM projectors out, I imagine the biggest hurdle is working any brackets out while you're pulling the projector out. I've done a retrofit on my prior HHR and if it doesn't involve cracking open the housing then I'm all for it and I know the effort will be worth it. I figure once I get one out, the other will be much easier. Getting the bumper/housings out will probably be the biggest pain.
To me the bumper doesn't look that bad to do, however, the fender flares I have will suck being held on with tape and all. Guess I'm on the lookout for a good 3M tape. The stock projectors coming out will probably take a bit of wrestling, but with a little luck, maybe not be so bad. I'm ordering my setup next week so I'll have it for when the weather starts to warm up. My biggest worry is the possibility of new parts being put in then something not working correctly

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Hmmm do I want to be the one to try it on my canyon...should be the same projector right?


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Suckah!

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Splitter is only for the high beam selonid in the new projector it sends a signal to open the shield down to enable the high beam function. The splitter just makes it a plug and play so you dont have to splice into your high beam wires, for the extra 5 bucks its well worth it.

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that 25% would look pretty good right now huh, also google TRS codes or ask them on facebook sometimes they will give out one.

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Do you think it will be easy removing the stock projectors for this set-up? I haven't thought of doing this before but hey, what the heck right? Let us know how it goes with the removal process, good luck.
I will post a picture

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Well, since @nwscoobie says that it will take a little effort to get the OEM projectors out, I imagine the biggest hurdle is working any brackets out while you're pulling the projector out. I've done a retrofit on my prior HHR and if it doesn't involve cracking open the housing then I'm all for it and I know the effort will be worth it. I figure once I get one out, the other will be much easier. Getting the bumper/housings out will probably be the biggest pain.
I will post a picture of the projector to show how to split it apart in the housing to remove very painlessly

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To me the bumper doesn't look that bad to do, however, the fender flares I have will suck being held on with tape and all. Guess I'm on the lookout for a good 3M tape. The stock projectors coming out will probably take a bit of wrestling, but with a little luck, maybe not be so bad. I'm ordering my setup next week so I'll have it for when the weather starts to warm up. My biggest worry is the possibility of new parts being put in then something not working correctly
Taking out the projectors will take about 3-5 minutes for the first one and 30 seconds for the second one. There are three screw holding the projector to the housing, remove those 3 and the projector will move freely. Also you will need to use the level adjustment for the headlight to get to the top screw easier you will see when you try and remove it.
There is a little plastic retainer on the projector that you can pop off in the headlight and the projector can come apart in the housing making it a breeze to remove. I learned this on the second headlight.


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Hmmm do I want to be the one to try it on my canyon...should be the same projector right?
Yes they should be identical, a guy on another forum sent me a picture on a canyon headlight and it looked the same, I cant guarantee it 100% since I have a Colorado

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The circles are the 3 screw locations and the star is the tab you can easily pop off in the headlight, best I could do.







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